Oregon Taps Hawaiian Pipeline for Defensive Recruits

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No Sweat? No sweat. After losing highly coveted defensive end and 247 Sports No. 1 overall athlete Josh Sweat to Florida State, the Oregon Ducks still have a lot to look forward to in their 2015 recruiting class. While the last second visit to Oregon from Sweat had Oregon fans drooling, the Ducks now turn to Hawaii for their recruitment of elite defensive standouts such as Punahou High …

Oregon Football Recruiting: Dominating Defenses Win Recruiting Battles

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When the Oregon Ducks stifled the Top 20 offense of the Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 Conference Championship game, America saw a side of the Oregon defense that hasn’t been there all year. This was the focused, well-coached defense that played 59 minutes and 55 seconds (The last five seconds is when Arizona’s third-string quarterback ran into the end zone …

Losing Sweat Hurts, But Ducks Will Overcome

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Just like those associated with Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Georgia and others, I too was swept up in the Josh Sweat madness. The five-star prospect chose Florida State, a team both close to home and with a recent history of winning. The decision made sense, but at the same time it stung a little. Why didn’t he want to be a …

Top Duck Recruit Josh Sweat Expected To Announce Tomorrow

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Announcement Follows Eugene Visit While living in the moment is everyone’s favorite thing to do, success on a national level is based around how well a school can recruit talent for the years to come. Long-term success is always on the forefront of a coach’s mind, and by having Josh Sweat for an official visit this past weekend, Mark Helfrich …

Josh Sweat Announcement Approaching Rapidly

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Five-Star recruit Josh Sweat looks an awful lot like Jadaveon Clowney. Not only are the two some of the most dominating outside pass rushers the sport has seen in recent history, but seriously if you held two pictures of the two up next to each other I’m not sure even friends of Sweat could tell the difference. The highly touted …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Who is Knocking on Oregon’s Door?

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While the 2014 college football season has just begun, this time also marks the second half of the recruiting season. This is the time of year that recruiting really heats up and high school seniors take their official visits to schools of interest. Oregon historically does its best recruiting during the football season after having its best recruiting preseason ever. So, …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: How Does Autonomy Change the Recruiting Game?

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A widespread change might be in place for football. The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently voted in favor of giving the five “power conferences” autonomy, to allow the student-athletes to participate in governing the entity they are bound in playing for at a Division I university. If sustained by the end of October, 2014, how will this affect the recruiting …

Oregon Football Recruiting Analysis: Best Recruiting Class Yet?

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It was brought to my attention when cornerback James Locke and quarterback Travis Waller both committed to Oregon on July 1 of this year, that the Ducks reached a new recruiting standard. Recent history has proven that Oregon has not been really aggressive with getting verbal commitments early in the recruiting process. Going back as far as 2002 and probably …